The government bans matatus and all PSVs that carry more than seven passengers from the Nairobi Expressway.
The new development follows an increase in traffic accidents involving commercial passenger vehicles along the new highway.
In a statement, the CS for Transport and Infrastructure, James Macharia said Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) with a capacity of over 7 passengers are the only ones that have been affected by the ban.
“The Ministry of Transport has, therefore, taken the decision to temporarily restrict commercial passenger vehicles with a capacity of more than seven passengers from using the Nairobi Expressway, as we investigate the cause of these accidents and develop appropriate safety measures,” Macharia said in a statement.
The speed limit on the Nairobi Expressway has also been capped at 110kph.
“Every life matters, and the government is keen to avoid unnecessary injuries and loss of lives. This restriction takes effect immediately,” he added.